The Open Health Information Exchange (OpenHIE), a community that builds a standards-based architected approach to support nations as they develop health information exchanges (HIEs) to improve patient care, public health, and the management of health resources, has recognized their long-time friend, the Asia eHealth Information Network (AeHIN), as one of its official partner organizations.

Since the partnership’s commencement in 2021, AeHIN has been contributing to the larger effort of making the OpenHIE framework accessible in South and Southeast Asia. AeHIN, as an official OpenHIE partner and as an OpenHIE ambassador, has been promoting the use and application of OpenHIE in AeHIN’s Regional Enterprise Architecture Council for Health (REACH), a group of health enterprise architects that provide support and advice as countries in South and Southeast Asia shape their national digital health strategies. AeHIN’s REACH maintains a repository of artifacts on enterprise architecture from which countries can pull, adopt, and adapt to guide crafting terms of reference for their own national health information systems investments.

In line with this growing partnership, AeHIN is inviting its members to take advantage of OpenHIE’s free, virtual, self-paced courses via the OpenHIE Academy website. As of this month, OpenHIE has launched two new courses!

  1. Course 345 on Terminology will help participants establish the foundation for healthcare data journey by equipping users with the information and abilities needed to understand healthcare standards (like ICD-9, 0CD-10, SNOMED, LOINC, and other clinical data standards) and terminologies. This course covers several concepts on how terminologies help organize vocabularies and concepts and make computations more manageable.
  2. Course 245 on Facility Management will provide a state-of-the-science overview of a Health Facility Registry (HFR) and a Master Facility List (MFL). This course will include an introduction to these terms, the value of an HFR, steps in establishing an HFR along with real-life examples of success, standards, and technology components of an HFR.

Furthermore, we are inviting you to get OpenHIE-certified through OpenHIE’s new certification process on the foundations of health information exchange!

If you want to get oriented on these latest knowledge opportunities from OpenHIE, join us in a webinar on April 27 at 9 pm Manila time to get a glimpse of OpenHIE Academy’s various HIE resources. This webinar will also be a space to discuss your ideas and other recommendations in developing the upcoming OpenHIE courses! To join, register at


AeHIN is a collaboration of digital health advocates created by the World Health Organization in 2011 to help Asian countries with digital health development.

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